Converging threads of AS IF WE DIDN’T KNOW FOR PETE’S SAKE-

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Today, in a lawsuit, (the Jan. 6 committee) told a judge that the committee “has a good-faith basis for concluding that the President and members of his Campaign engaged in a criminal conspiracy to defraud the United States.”

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In the plea deal, James said that “Rhodes instructed James &..conspirators to be prepared, if called upon, to report to the White House grounds to secure the perimeter & use lethal force if necessary against anyone who tried to remove President Trump.”

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On July 27, 2016, even before the Republican National Committee changed the party’s platform to weaken the U.S. stance in favor of Ukraine in its struggle to fight off Russia’s 2014 invasion, U.S. News & World Report senior politics writer David Catanese noted that senior security officials were deeply concerned about then-candidate Trump’s ties to Russia.

July 27 was the day Trump referred at a news conference to his opponent and then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s emails that were not turned over for public disclosure from her private server and said: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing, I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” (We know now that Russian hackers did, in fact, begin to target her accounts on or around that day.)

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The above three blocks are from Heather Cox Richardson’s Letter from an American, a daily newsletter that is vital to my sanity.

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*The only way to not be dependent on fossil fuels and the asshole rulers that have them is to not be dependent on fossil fuels.

From Eschaton

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I remember – and us oldsters talk about this occasionally around the campfires in front of the caves in which we live – instructions in grade school, on what to do in case of a nuclear attack, and thinking -perhaps out loud- that putting my head between my knees wasn’t a particularly good defense against annihilation. Now I’m kind of siding with the teachers on this one. That bottle of iodine tablets I have stuck away is probably just as useful, but I am not completely helpless I have my tablets. (Oh yeah, remember iodized salt? Totally to prevent goiter.)

There’s so much more falling into place. I guess? I’m glad to have lived this long? to see this all spill out into public view? but yeah, the dirty fucking hippies were right. Again.

I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition in the Guardian this afternoon.

IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

US supreme court signals it may restrict EPA’s ability to fight climate crisis

Jesus take the wheel?

Also, wordpress is kinda sucky. I am paying shit-tons for a separate page, but I apparently have used all my storage, even though most of what is stored is no longer visible as far as I can tell. Small potato problems, I guess.

Found HERE

This twitter thread is in there, if you’re TL;DR-

Milos Kundera, saying information is uncontrollable in the modern world.

I don’t know, man. Power and greed and weird egos propped up by externals and I don’t know what all.

All we are saying . . .

“And I can’t breathe through this mask.”

Thinking about how I would feel, if Michigan decided to come over here and start some shit.

War in Ukraine.

This twitter thread is waaaay more interesting than the post at the top.

No, really. Encapsulates a lot of the current “political discourse” shit that is blowing around because So. Many. Fans.

“The New York Times, citing two sources, reported that Bragg was backing away from the investigation and had paused grand jury testimony, which was followed by the resignations.”

I think the above is probably the real lede for the story cited below. Just saying. I mean, if you think somebody’s a crook and your boss says well, no we won’t prosecute him so hard, then maybe you should walk? But <<<<- all that is my personal idle speculation.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/criminal-probe-trump-businesses-loses-top-prosecutors-rcna17428

I think that instead of sending random emails to a couple of people, I’ll put things here. Fewer will read, but . . . Camus probably would have something to say.

Me: Daughter – did you look long and hard at this picture?

Morning in the Village after Snowstorm. Kazimir Malevich, oil on canvas, 80 x80 cm. 1912. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Daughter: Uh, it’s two women walking? In, uh, maybe a street?

Me: Nooooo! Look at how he simplified the forms! and how he handled shadow! And look at the limited palette! And look at the snow drifts! And the shadows! This is amazing! (there was much more, but you get the idea)

Daughter: Oh.

Kazimir Malevich

More reading about Malevich.

I seem to have stumbled into a new Everything Russian phase – movies (Death of Stalin, Solaris), tv (Chernobyl), Youtube (Russian Orthodox church music, Russian people and Ukrainian person). I think that might be all. It’s winter, and winter is very Siberian sometimes. Oh, Otava Yo – but I’ve told you about them.

Anyway, Merry Russian Orthodox Christmas to you!